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FIN Begins Its 40th Year of Covering the Fastener Industry

July 10
11:08 2018
    FIN Begins Its 40th Year of Covering the Fastener Industry

The first Fastener Industry News was published on July 10, 1979 by Dick Callahan. As FIN begins 40th year, CLICK THE HEADLINE for a look back.

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Hagan: 2017 Ties 2016 As Top Acquisition Years

June 19
01:03 2018
    Hagan: 2017 Ties 2016 As Top Acquisition Years

“With so many significant fastener deals completed during 2017, it was not easy selecting the ‘Top Ten’,” Pinnacle Capital CEO Richard Hagan observed in the 20th annual edition of Hagan’s Top Ten Deals of the Year.

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Fastener Sales Gains Widespread in 2017

June 11
13:35 2018
    Fastener Sales Gains Widespread in 2017

Nearly every public company with fastener holdings reported sales and profit gains in 2017, according to the End of 2017 FIN Review of Fastener Stocks.

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A Tale of Two Companies

May 24
23:40 2018
    A Tale of Two Companies

In May, Boeing agreed to acquire aerospace fastener supplier KLX’s Aerospace Solutions Group, for $4.25 billion. Just a few years ago, that could easily have been Wesco Aircraft.

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2000 FIN – Book Review: Historical Search for The Father of the Screw

May 16
11:09 2018
    2000 FIN – Book Review: Historical Search for The Father of the Screw

Author Witold Rybczynski was assigned to write an essay on the best tool of the Millennium. His research led to a book. And in the final chapter of the book Rybczynski names the “Father of the Screw.”
The story is available in the Fastener History section of GlobalFastenerNews.com. It is among hundreds of articles in Fastener History since FIN was first published in 1979. Click on the headline for the identity of the “Father of the Screw.”

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Friedberg: Why Leave Branding to Chance?

May 05
08:37 2018
    Friedberg: Why Leave Branding to Chance?

Branding is how your brand makes people feel, Gail Friedberg told the Women in the Fastener Industry.

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Trump Delays Tariffs For Allies

May 02
23:38 2018
    Trump Delays Tariffs For Allies

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said every country granted an exemption from the tariffs will face an import quota and other restrictions. He also indicated that this extension is the last one Trump will grant.

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Rise of Robotic Assembly Line

February 13
13:44 2018
    Rise of Robotic Assembly Line

Two decades ago, when BMW opened a plant in Greenville, SC, “the body shop was full of human welders soldering together the framing of the car. Today it’s a dimly lit place where large robotic arms… easily lift heavy car bodies of steel and aluminum like giant orange storks,” according to MIT Technology Review.

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Original Rosie the Riveter Dies

January 23
14:21 2018
  Original Rosie the Riveter Dies

An industrial poster by Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller showing a young woman in a work shirt and polka-dot bandanna flexing her arm and declaring “We can do it!” was all but forgotten until the 1980s, when a copy became a feminist symbol and it was put on t-shirts, coffee mugs and posters.

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NPR: Why Germany Still Succeeds in Manufacturing

January 04
18:15 2018
  NPR: Why Germany Still Succeeds in Manufacturing

Founded in 1932, Schmittenberg Metal Works supplied weld nuts for the first Volkswagen Beetle. Today the German manufacturer stamps out parts by the millions for the world’s automotive industry.

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Fastener Acquisitions of 2017

December 26
16:46 2017
  Fastener Acquisitions of 2017

Richard Hagan’s 20th annual Top Ten Deals of the Year will be published with the FIN Review of Fastener Stocks for 2017 in May 2018.

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Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

November 27
05:02 2017
  Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

The EksoVest is commonly used by workers using drill and impact drivers, torque wrenches, and paint sprayers, according to Ekso Bionics.

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Ratzenberger: Kids Need to Learn Tools

November 24
18:59 2017
  Ratzenberger: Kids Need to Learn Tools

“We learned never to use finishing nails to hold steps,” said the actor best known for portraying mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the NBC sitcom Cheers.

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Cowhey: Software Outdates Post-It Notes

November 06
17:58 2017
  Cowhey: Software Outdates Post-It Notes

Cowhey tells International Fastener Expo seminar he has talked to some fastener distributors for a decade before they “finally” decided to update.

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Manufacturing Day 2017

October 04
20:03 2017
  Manufacturing Day 2017

Industrial Fasteners Institute managing director Rob Harris said that a dozen members are opening their doors for student visits.

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NIFMSE Name Changed to International Fastener Expo

October 02
13:56 2017
  NIFMSE Name Changed to International Fastener Expo

The fastener industry will be gathering October 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center at the traditional trade show in Las Vegas, but with a new name: International Fastener Expo.

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Optimas Supplying Fasteners for British Sports Car

September 18
18:14 2017
  Optimas Supplying Fasteners for British Sports Car

Fastener supplier Optimas Solutions will provide UK-based TVR with integrated supply chain services and engineering support for fastener and c-class components on TVR’s 200mph+ supercar, Griffith.

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SENCO Acquired by Kyocera of Japan

August 08
13:42 2017
  SENCO Acquired by Kyocera of Japan

Acquisition expands KYOCERA’s fastening tools business in residential, commercial, manufacturing and construction applications.

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Bulten Signs “Breakthrough” U.S. Automotive Contract

August 03
11:42 2017
  Bulten Signs “Breakthrough” U.S. Automotive Contract

“We see good opportunities to continue to grow the business and increase our market share,” stated CEO Tommy Andersson.

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EF&C Boosts ITW Growth

July 25
11:59 2017
  EF&C Boosts ITW Growth

“Organic revenue increased 2.6% while the 2016 acquisition of Engineered Fasteners & Components (EF&C) added 3.5% to revenue,” the company stated.

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